New Northern teams extend CBRE’s service portfolio

Businesses in Leeds can now access a broader range of commercial property services as CB Richard Ellis has launched two new specialist Northern teams.

CB Richard Ellis, who has offices in King Street, Leeds, now offers a dedicated Environmental Services team and a department focussed on the Hospitality, Leisure and Healthcare markets with the two teams based in their Manchester office.

The Environmental team headed up by Paul Lillie, who joined the firm in September from CPL Environmental, comprises a specialist group of seven who will advise Yorkshire vendors and purchasers on land contamination issues.

Newly appointed director Shaun Skidmore leads the hospitality, leisure and healthcare team, which will deliver advice to the respective sectors throughout the regions.

Mr Skidmore, formerly an in-house hospitality expert within National Australia Bank’s acquisition finance team and a director of a Pan-European leisure adviser, brings 10 years industry experience to the role.

Charlie Wardroper, managing director of CB Richard Ellis in Yorkshire, said: “We’re delighted to be making these new specialist services available to clients in Leeds and across Yorkshire and the North of England.

“The green environment, climate change and carbon footprints are all buzz words in the Leeds property industry today. This area is particularly important in the current market conditions, as businesses are likely to spend more time considering the environmental impact on a valuable sale.

“Expanding our remit to include these specialist sectors, complements our extensive range of property advisory services and sets us apart from many of our competitors.”